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Intracranial pressure in African children with cerebral malaria.

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Opening lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure was measured with a paediatric spinal fluid manometer in 26 of 61 Kenyan children (mean age 39 months) with cerebral malaria. In all cases pressure was above normal (mean [SD]22.6 [7.4] cm CSF, range 10.5-36). Clinical features of our patients suggest that intracranial hypertension is important in the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria in children, especially as a cause of death. We suggest that raised intracranial pressure is secondary to incre...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry, Clinical Medicine
Kirkham, FJ More by this author
Winstanley, PA More by this author
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Journal:
Lancet (London, England)
Volume:
337
Issue:
8741
Pages:
573-576
Publication date:
1991-03-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:5deaca75-c623-43d1-b350-5cefd5696457
Source identifiers:
43512
Local pid:
pubs:43512

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